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This is a Trent Reznor song

Posted at 09:42PM

Sometimes it's very long. It can go on and on. But it's very awesome.

Zach Garren of Strawberry Girls took advantage of Death Grips' release of the stems of their last two albums and mashed them up with Macklemore. While it was originally a joke, the results aren't half bad.


Fans of I, The Mighty and HRVRD may enjoy The Orphan, The Poet, who have just released their new single, "Starlight".


...Of Sinking Ships set sail

Posted at 04:38PM

Post-rock outfit ...Of Sinking Ships (ex-Hopesfall and HRVRD) have released the lead single "I Set Sail on the Winds of Renewal" from their Broken Circles debut The Amaranthine Sea. Listen below.


Chimaira bring the violence

Posted at 11:41AM

Check out Chimaira's video for "Wrapped in Violence" below. They're also on tour, with dates underneath the video.

01/30/14 Worcester, MA The Palladium (Upstairs)
01/31/14 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
02/01/14 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance (16+)
02/04/14 Amityville, NY Revolution (16+)
02/05/14 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
02/06/14 Reading, PA Reverb
02/07/14 Jacksonville, NC Hooligan's 
02/08/14 Fayetteville, NC The Drunk Horse Pub
02/09/14 Charlotte, NC The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
02/11/14 Knoxville, TN NV Nightclub (18+)
02/12/14 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
02/14/14 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
02/15/14 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
02/17/14 Broussard, LA The Station (18+)
02/18/14 Shreveport, LA Riverside Warehouse (21+)
02/21/14 Kokomo, IN Center Stage
02/22/14 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards (18+)
02/23/14 Newport, KY Thompson House (18+)


Supine/Spellbound by So Much Light, solo project of The Speed of Sound in Seawater's vocalist Damien Verrett, is now free over at his Bandcamp.


New Chiodos material

Posted at 06:24PM

Chiodos will be releasing DEVIL on April 1. The full-length is the first album with fully-reformed original lineup plus Thomas Erak of The Fall of Troy and Just Like Vinyl. You can check a new song, "Ole Fishlips is Dead Now" over at Alternative Press. Bonus album art and tracklist.

There's lots of great emo being released in January and February this year, most from Topshelf Records. Prawn are dropping a split with Joie De Vivre, and you can listen to their new song "Why You Always Leave a Note" below. Dreary, dreamy, post-rock drenched emo. Get sad.


Intervals 2013 Top 10

Posted at 05:43PM

We have featured the excellent Canadian progressive metal band previously, so you should already know why we have kept tabs on them. Well, now the once-instrumental group has picked up a voice and is set to release the cleverly-titled A Voice Within on March 4th. I've had the chance to hear the full album, and I think you all are in for a treat. I won’t give away too much, but the addition of vocal chords to the band’s repertoire really rounds out the group. Fans of modern progressive metal should save a place in 2014’s top ten for A Voice Within.

Yeah, it’s that good. I had the chance to discuss the year that was with guitarist/songwriter Aaron Marshall and new vocalist Mike Semesky. They gave me their “best of” list, which you can see below.

In no particular order:

1. Protest the Hero- Volition 

2. Letlive- The Blackest Beautiful 

3.Bastille- Bad Blood

4. Misery Signals- Absent Light

5. Justin Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience

6. TesseracT- Altered State

7. Northlane- Singularity

8. Tilian Pearson- Material Me

9. Karnivool- Asymmetry

10. The Dillinger Escape Plan- One of Us Is the Killer

Do you agree or disagree with this list? Let us know in the comments. The band is headed out across 'Murica with Protest the Hero, Battlecross, and The Safety Fire this spring. Check the dates here


Norwegian sludge-infested post-hardcore troupe Wolves Like Us has released the first single from its upcoming sophomore record. Black Soul Choir is set to be released on March 4, 2014 in North America. "I Don't Need To Be Forgiven" is decidedly excellent, showcasing an improvement on the band's interesting mixture of 90s post-hardcore and stoner/sludge. There is also that fun-lovin' rock element that fellow-countrymen Kvelertak have down pat. Let us know your thoughts in the comments, where you can also view the video.


Tool have announced that they will embark on a brief West Coast tour. The tour is scheduled to take place in early March.

Confirmed dates:

3/4 Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
3/6 Portland, OR @ Moda Center
3/7 Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
3/9 Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
3/11 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium


How about some Mogwai whisky?

Posted at 03:44PM

In celebration of Rave Tapes, Mogwai have bottled 9 year-old scotch whisky because


Diamond Youth brush with Jaws

Posted at 01:38PM

Diamond Youth have debuted "Red Water" from their upcoming EP Shake. The track sounds a little like Muse played through the speaker system of a haunted house.


Nai Harvest are in a rush

Posted at 01:28PM

Indie rockers Nai Harvest have released two songs from their upcoming EP Hold Open My Head, due out March 4 on Topshelf Records.


More new Intervals

Posted at 12:46PM

Intervals have released a second new song from their upcoming debut full-length. Listen to "The Escape" below. A Voice Within drops March 4.


Subscribe ready new album

Posted at 12:41PM

Hungarian alt-rockers Subscribe will be dropping their fourth studio album This Moment Will Soon Be Gone on March 3. Pre-order info is here, and you can hear a few clips of new material in their recent in-studio videos.


Get your hardcore fill with the new video for "Hard Lessons" from Terror below. 


As part of Sumerian Records' huge Youtube playlist of their releases, you can find Periphery's new EP Clear in its entirety. Misha's part is particularly grand.


Issues post new song

Posted at 07:24PM

Rise Records own Issues has released its first single from the upcoming debut full-length. "Never Lose Your Flame" is a definite step up from the material on the band's previous EP, showcasing a much more melodically-focused sound. Hopefully it's a portent of things to come. You can stream the track in the comments.

Issues is set for release on February 18th via Velocity/Rise Records

RIYL: Hands Like Houses, Woe, Is Me

Check out the video for "Rap Viper" from Wordburglar below. Takes you back to your childhood, eh?


La Dispute stay happy

Posted at 09:33AM

La Dispute have announced pre-orders for their new album Rooms of the House, and have released new music to coincide. Peep "Stay Happy There" below.


Some metal ladies be touring!

Posted at 06:38AM

Lacuna Coil are heading out on the road with Sick Puppies, Eyes Set to Kill, and Cilver for "the hottest chicks in hard rock tour". See dates below.
20: Wilmington, NC - Ziggy's By The Sea
21: Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
22: Lexington, KY - Buster's 
23: Springfield, VA - Empire
24: New York, NY - Irving Plaza
26: Worcester, MA - Palladium
27: Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
28: Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
01: Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
02: South Bend, IN - Club Fever
05: Broussard, LA - The Station Live
06: Houston, TX - Scout Bar
07: Austin, TX - Infest
08: Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
10: Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
12: Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
14: Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
15: Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
19: Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
20: Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues


Check out "Devil's Night" below, from Caliban's upcoming album Ghost Empire. It's got some noticeably more melodic choruses than in the past. 


Tons of $5 albums on Amazon

Posted at 12:40PM

It looks like Amazon is having a metal sale. Go get albums from tons of great bands like Animals as Leaders, Between the Buried and Me, Protest the Hero, Lamb of God, TesseracT, and many more.


Former instrumental progressive metal group Intervals has introduced a singer into the fray. Former The HAARP Machine vocalist, Mike Semesky, has become the band's first singer. After putting out two EPs (The Space Between and In Time), Intervals is set to release its debut LP sometime this spring. The band will tour Europe and America with Protest the Hero and The Safety Fire

Personally, I think the vocals add a nice element to the band's arsenal. What do you think? Stream the new track "Ephemeral" in the comments.

RIYL: Animals As Leaders, Periphery, The Safety Fire